As a result of the tool grant, Tucker will be able to select $2,000 worth of tools to begin his career in collision repair.
“This award will greatly impact my growth in the collision repair industry and allow me to pay for the tools I would otherwise be unable to purchase," Dagle said. "This is an amazing opportunity that will help me get the head start I need in this fast growing industry.”
Anthony Armstrong Wins 2017 3M Hire Our Heroes Scholarship
According to TCAT, "Our nation's military veterans deserve our help finding rewarding careers, and the collision repair industry needs employees with the strong work ethic, dedication and values that our vets learned while serving our country."
Through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program, the Collision Repair Education Foundation has issued more than $750,000 in tool grants and scholarships to 210 deserving veterans and their family members.
As a result of the tool grant, Armstrong will have two opportunities for tools. An initial $1,500 (retail) in tools and a second $3,000 (retail) in tools upon employment in the collision industry. The award also includes $2,000 for tuition, room/board, etc. while studying collision repair in college.